Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (343)

Michael Healy-Rae


343. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a HPV vaccine for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37047/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

During the 2019/20 school year, girls attending secondary school can still join the HPV girls only programme.  By contacting your local HSE Health Office appointments will be offered to girls to receive the HPV vaccine in a HSE mop up clinic.  However, it must be noted that vaccinated girls may still be at risk from other high risk types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer and will therefore need to continue to have regular cervical smear tests.